I am an Ubuntu newbie in a mixed environment. I need to print from Ubuntu 10.10 to a Dell 1700 printer attached to an XP Pro PC. I've read reams of tips, tricks, forums, Google searches & past AskMes. I consider myself of above average user intelligence. Am I educated stupid? [more inside]
I have been looking for an Ubuntu users group in New York, N.Y. Does anyone know of such a thing? That is - a group of users (with a few enlightened and charismatic geeks among them), for mutual support, learning, and troubleshooting. (I'm not talking about learning Linux, now - just making the best of Ubuntu!) Ubuntu is a beautiful thing, and when it 'just works', it just works. But often it...well, doesn't, and you have to find a workaround. The online Ubuntu community is great, but it would be nice to tear my hair out (and exult in my occasional success) among flesh-and-blood people.
Linux Question: KDE, Gnome, keeping things seperate, the future etc. (Ubuntu/Fedora). [more inside]
Hotel WiFi - Why is Ubuntu getting much better bandwidth than Windows? [more inside]
Has anybody published a Hardy Heron skin for Lucid Lynx? [more inside]
How do you change the appearance of the in-window chrome on gnome-terminal? Specifically, when you have multiple tabs open, there are a few extra pixels around the edge that I'd like to do away with. Is this thing configurable? Is there a different xterm app I could use on Easy Peasy 1.6 (based on Ubuntu Lucid) that has less chrome but still offers tabs? [more inside]
I downloaded the pendrive version of Ubuntu 10 and it boots fine on my IBM T60 laptop. But when I actually ran the full install it doesn't want to boot up . The boot process just ends with a blank, non-responsive screen.. Any ideas?
Help me install Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on an old laptop that's long in the tooth but generally functional. Some challenges within.
Help me install Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on an old laptop that's long in the tooth but generally functional. Some challenges within. [more inside]
Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux. Several specific issues inside, but the gist is that I got fed up with Windows and started dual-booting Ubuntu 10.10 on several machines. Now I think I'm ready to make Ubuntu my permanent all-the-time OS. What are considerations and best practices I should consider? What am I not thinking of? [more inside]
I'm seeing "No space left on device" errors on a Ubuntu (standard LAMP stack) Virtual Private Server, to which I have root access via SSH. df -i reports no shortage of iNodes, but df -h reports Size = 9.5G, Used = 869M, Avail = 0, Use% = 100%. I'm not so good at math, but those numbers don't seem to add up. I've found no reports of such errors with similar disk space reports on Google, and my usual avenues of online support have not been helpful.
Can the Belkin play USB wireless card work w Ubuntu & if not recommendations? [more inside]
Is there a way to install the Windows version of Berkeley Madonna on Ubuntu? It's not seeming to want to work with Wine.
Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors? [more inside]
I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
I have some avi files that I want to turn into a video DVD that is watchable with a standard DVD player. Here's the catch-- I want to do it using Ubuntu. What's the easiest way to do it? [more inside]
i've given up on windows, and i'm enthusiastic about not dealing with its security issues ever again. [more inside]
I'm looking for an mp3 player that allows me to drag and drop music without the need of software that works with Ubuntu and can play back Audible DRM'ed files. Budget of £100.
Booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive [more inside]
What's the simplest way to start up my computer and format it correctly? I have an Asus EEE PC 901 notebook with EEEbuntu loaded up on it. Just after it initiates the GRUB it jumps to a blue screen with an error notice telling me I have no space left on the device. Should I or do I need some kind of bootloader program to get in there and format this puppy or what? [more inside]
Jolicloud 1.0 or Ubuntu UNR 10.04 FIGHT! Which is suggested for an Aspire One AOA-100? [more inside]
Windows Search-like functionality (hit the windows key, and type in your terms, then tap Enter)... in Linux? [more inside]
Replacing my laptop, and planning to give current laptop to my 85 yr old mother so she can email and chat with me, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, and receive photo's. Is ubuntu a viable OS for her? [more inside]
Windows 7 on virtual machine in/beside Ubuntu 10.04 to watch streaming Netflix - will it work? And will it work well? Will I be able to watch Netflix streaming movies (preferably in HD) on a Windows 7 guest system running inside VirtualBox OSE on an Ubuntu 10.04 host? Google has turned up very little recent chatter, with one or two people saying that it doesn't work well. Anyone here manage to get it working? [more inside]
When trying to boot my computer, I am getting a Grub Error 21. I have tried several methods to fix and none of them have worked. I am at wits end. [more inside]
I need a recommendation of brand & model for a cheap Ubuntu (Lucid) workstation. My main concerns are Ubuntu hardware compatibility without a lot of configuration, overall dependability, & parts availability. [more inside]
What is the best and easiest security methods to use when encrypting and storing important text files on Ubuntu? [more inside]
I installed a program on my Recently Upgraded Ubuntu OS to help me manage mounting/unmounting various drives plugged into the computer. Big mistake; I've royally messed things up. Now my computer won't mount anything, and so cannot reboot properly. Please help! [more inside]
The Windows partition of my PC is no longer able to connect to my home network. How do I fix it? [more inside]
Argh! What's happened to my fonts in Opera on linux? [more inside]
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx on my MacBook Pro. What are the first things I should do to make it more usable? [more inside]
I want to set up Ruby on Rails development environment on my windows laptop at work, and plan to set up Virtual Box and install some version of linux, probably ubuntu, as a guest OS. I use windows mostly for work and OS X at home, but havent done much with linux (my office's production environment is linux, so I do a tiny bit). Which version of ubuntu should I go with right now? I see "Lucid Lynx" has just been released (I love the naming), should I go with that or a previous recent version?
I've somehow corrupted my GPT table on my Windows 7 box and i'm wondering if there is a way to recover/recreate this table. The MBR is fine and windows 7 still boots. Parted/Gparted cant see the partitions though (looking at the corrupted GPT) and it's becoming an issue because i'm attempting to dual boot with Ubuntu. Thanks!
Help me find USB headphones for Ubuntu. [more inside]
Is there a way to disable Firefox keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl+Q specifically... [more inside]
Why won't Ubuntu 9.10 recognize any recent pictures or new folders on my Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone when I plug it in? [more inside]
Two different USB mice freeze when using 3 different Ubuntu versions on my Dell desktop. Should I give up, and if so, what sort of linux version should a new user like me try? [more inside]
Is it possible to run Mac software from Ubuntu? [more inside]
Mac OSX 10.6, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 are not playing nice in the area of permissions. Please help us hivemind nerds. More after thee jump. [more inside]
I want to install ubuntu/xubuntu onto my iBook G3 clamshell. How? [more inside]
Help me get myself down to 5-10 essential fonts I can put on my Ubuntu machine for free. [more inside]
How can I connect my Linux laptop and my Vista desktop? [more inside]
I'm considering switching to Ubuntu with no previous Linux experience. Also, I'm no techie. If this is a dumb idea, tell me why. If not, do you have any tips for making the transition? [more inside]
What would be the best wifi & network security auditing tools to run on a plug computer (ie Shiva, Guruplug) running Ubuntu? [more inside]
My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
What (Linux) programs should I install on my new netbook to optimize my internet experience? [more inside]
Help! Speaker sound on laptop, with Ubuntu for Panasonic CF-T8.. [more inside]
Ubuntu 9.10 is running INCREDIBLY slow after a recent reboot. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Help me find the most durable laptop that will play well with Ubuntu [more inside]
I'm interested in making an introductory/tour video of my website, primarily using screen capture and voice over. I'm looking for quality examples of these types of videos and/or tips and other advice. [more inside]
My desktop crashed, and won't boot windows xp from the hard drive. I managed to get into BIOS and set it to boot from the CD drive, and got a live session of ubuntu 8.10 running. I tried to mount the hard drive in ubuntu, but to no avail. Is there some sort of utility that ubuntu can run to look at or diagnose my hard drive? [more inside]